Sunday, February 28, 2016

February 29-March 14, 2016.

Happy Leap Year Day! We’re officially into our week of tapering… and as a few boys figured out today... we’re down to a one-hand countdown before heading off to Greenland! :D

Things to panic about: none! Things to prep: lots! We will be meeting on Tuesday to answer all your questions so write them down please and come with them.

Tuesday: Skate until 6:25/Team meeting at 6:30.
Please bring: a bag, and a $50 check (or cash) made out to Cross Country Alberta for the team jackets (you will not receive your jacket without this check); bring a bag to take home your XC Uniforms in please- there will be race suits (do not get to keep), relay tights (do not get to keep), race toques (you get to keep), team jackets (you get to keep). 

Thursday: Skate ski until 6:15 then waxing your race skis with rex blue on them and DO NOT scrape them. Please ensure that your classic skis are clean ALL OVER! I’ll have Megan and John checking your skis prior to packing them. If you have warm-up skis, wax them with rex blue as well.  Supper is for 7:00pm. Thank you to everyone who has helped organize that.

Friday: We fly out at 11:00pm- so be at the airport for 9:15 please. I will need assistance with getting our gear labeled and some athletes will be assigned a team luggage (ie: skis, pole bag, wax table, wax boxes…) this just takes a bit of time. Ensure you have your passport with you please.

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Junior Team:

*This is a 2-week Blog post for the Junior Team: February 29-March 14, 2016.

Practice will be with different guest coaches for the next two weeks. Parents, please ensure that if you’ve signed up for volunteering that you’re around, as the guest coaches will need your assistance in rodeo-ing up the kids. :D

For the next two weeks, as there is no new snow in the forecast, (other than the little bit that we’re getting this evening) you will be skate skiing, please ensure that you’re on time with your athletes and if you’re not able to come- please text Blaine  and he/Mika will hopefully let the guest coaches know.